Fruits and juices

The fruit  offer lots of fiber, vitamins and minerals and is a good source of carbohydrates and natural antioxidants.

As part of a balanced diet and the principles of the Mediterranean diet, a healthy adult should consume 3 to 4 servings of fruit a day or 2 glasses of freshly squeezed juice.

It should be noted that the fruit juice has no nutritional advantage compared to the whole fruit and has no fiber, only in cases where the slurry contained in the fruit preparation. Due to the lack of fiber, fruit juices tend to raise blood glucose levels which is why people with diabetes is recommended that the consumption of raw fruits rather than juice consumption.

Fruits contain few calories. A medium piece of fruit gives us fewer than 100 calories. The appropriate hour consumption of fruit is in between meals in order to increase the absorption of nutritive ingredients . In any case, both the fruit and juice need to be consumed directly from the time cut or spun.

Christina Mpalamoti MSc,  AthensTrainers® Associate